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Jarlvik2006
03-19-2006, 03:43 PM
With all the talk about the probability of the Vikes having one of the top left side o-lines if they land Hutch, I'm very curious to hear what everybody thinks about the right side.
I had hopes that Fonoti (I saw him in person at the Giants game last year and he looked bigger than any else on the field even though he was in joggers) would work out and they'd somehow go after Runyan. IMO, that would have given Chester Taylor a great shot at 1,400+ yds. The current situation looks like they're reworking Rosenthal's contract and have shown no interest in Runyan.
Do we look at Marcus for right guard, Rosie at RT or do we try to plug in Whitten (whom not even the Giants were too high on) somewhere? What about Lewinski? Tice shifted everybody around so much last year that it was hard to get a decent look at anyone.

singersp
03-19-2006, 03:59 PM
I don't think Rosie is the answer on the right side. We need to get someone in there that can do a better job.

I don't know if Lewinski plays on the right side or not.

I'm hoping they still pick up someone, such as Runyan, in FA to shore up the right side.

That is the side Brad normally rolls out to & if the defense gets penetration on that side often, it could be a long season.

kyleo1967
03-19-2006, 04:02 PM
Whitten is strictly back up, he can also back up the center position. I'm hoping after Hutch is official tomorrow, we sign one of the patriot guards. Runyan would be great too but Neal will be cheaper. Rosie at tackle, should make for aWESOME O LINE. I just love the fact that O line is a priority this year.

Jarlvik2006
03-19-2006, 04:06 PM
Neal would work. My biggest question on Rosey: was it him or Tice that created the problem?
I've said it all along- if we get "Hutchinstein' then chase Runyan, we're set.
"If Brad's gotta run, then we are done."

PackSux!
03-19-2006, 04:25 PM
From what i have read, Runyan dont want to leave the eagles. But i would hope we go after Stephen neal to fill the right side and hopefully Marcus Johnson can play well at the rightside tackle spot.

Jarlvik2006
03-19-2006, 04:32 PM
From what my boys in Philly are saying, Runyan's a little pissed that they haven't already taken care of him. They do have plenty of cap space. Most Philly fans are deeply disturbed about what the Eagles aren't doing in Free Agency. They love Runyan and can't figure this one out.

BBQ Platypus
03-19-2006, 04:34 PM
"kyleo1967" wrote:

Whitten is strictly back up, he can also back up the center position. I'm hoping after Hutch is official tomorrow, we sign one of the patriot guards. Runyan would be great too but Neal will be cheaper. Rosie at tackle, should make for aWESOME O LINE. I just love the fact that O line is a priority this year.

Well, at least our management understands that battles are won in the trenches. If we get Hutch, Neal, and a linebacker in the draft or in FA, this will be a good offseason. But there's still some work to be done.

Jarlvik2006
03-19-2006, 05:11 PM
True dat BBQ!

whackthepack
03-19-2006, 06:01 PM
If we get Hutch I think the line will be McKinney, Hutch, Birk, Goldberg, Marcuse.


The reason for Goldberg:
6' 7" 330lbs

going into his 3rd year, and I understand he is spending a lot of time at Winter Park and is working out. Maybe he will be a solid producer thuis year, with all the stuff that went on last year he still started 12 games.


Mckinney
6' 8" 345lbs


Hutchinson
6' 5" 325lbs


Matt Birk
6' 4" 315lbs


Goldberg
6' 7" 330lbs


Marcus Johnson
6' 6" 320lbs



There is a lot of beef on that line.

DaunteHOF
03-19-2006, 06:07 PM
you know, having birk back would just fix all of our problems but hes getting older so we need to find his replacement within the next two years

PackSux!
03-19-2006, 06:40 PM
"whackthepack" wrote:

If we get Hutch I think the line will be McKinney, Hutch, Birk, Goldberg, Marcuse.


The reason for Goldberg:
6' 7" 330lbs

going into his 3rd year, and I understand he is spending a lot of time at Winter Park and is working out. Maybe he will be a solid producer thuis year, with all the stuff that went on last year he still started 12 games.


Mckinney
6' 8" 345lbs


Hutchinson
6' 5" 325lbs


Matt Birk
6' 4" 315lbs


Goldberg
6' 7" 330lbs


Marcus Johnson
6' 6" 320lbs



There is a lot of beef on that line.


You make a good point, goldberg didnt play all that bad last year. And we have enough depth at the guard spot i think we would be ok if we didnt snag Neal. I wonder how runyan would play guard? I dont think marcus would be as good at guard as he would be tackle, he seems to not get up fast enough out of his stance to be a guard but he is young so maybe that could change. But right now if he is going to be a starter i would like to see him at tackle.

whackthepack
03-19-2006, 07:19 PM
"DaunteHOF" wrote:

you know, having birk back would just fix all of our problems but hes getting older so we need to find his replacement within the next two years


Esclinger from the Gophers in the 3rd round of the draft, he is considered by a lot of draft experts to be the best center in college football.

Have him train behind Birk for 2 or 3 years, he is not real heavy at 285lbs so he needs to add some bulk, if he can add some muscle and get up to 310 to 315. He is a hec of a pulling center and run blocker.

ItalianStallion
03-19-2006, 07:50 PM
If we get Hutchinson, I am honestly very comfortable with our line. I think a HUGE reason our line played poorly at times last year is because we were without Birk.

alberta_vike
03-19-2006, 07:59 PM
If we get Hutchinson, then I would say we are set on the line. McKinnie-Hutchinson-Birk is a great left side, Marcus Johnson is solid at right tackle, and I think it will be a training camp battle between Goldberg and Herrera for the starting left guard spot ( both of whom I thought played well last year ). If Neal were signed along with Hutchinson, I think that would give us one of the top 5 lines in the league, but if not it is still a very good one.